When you feel tension rising – take a 5-minute break and practice yoga breathing for stress relief. Here are 2 yoga breathing exercises that you can practice just about anywhere, any time. So instead of reacting to that stressful situation – be proactive with these yoga breathing techniques. Continue reading
If your yoga goal is to become a human pretzel, take it slow! Don't overstretch. | photo © Anna Kandelaki | dreamstime.com
Are there Bikram yoga dangers? Truth be told – yes, you can suffer yoga injuries. Yoga can be very beneficial, but you need to take it slow and not try to emulate Madonna or Lady Gaga – or even the guy on the next mat. You might overstretch in any type of yoga, but hot yoga makes it easier to take things too far. Learn about Bikram yoga dangers, and don’t overstretch in your next yoga class! Continue reading
What kind of relief does yoga for Rheumatoid Arthritis bring? A new study at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) showed that Iyengar yoga brings relief for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) – but maybe not how you’d expect!
RA, an autoimmune disease, starts with fatigue, stiffness, and joint pain. As it progresses, joints and bone may deteriorate irreparably. As RA affects the whole body, it can lead to feelings of despair in those who suffer with it.
Read on for the hopeful results of the UCLA study, a free Yoga for Arthritis video you can practice to relieve hand and wrist pain, and a 4-star DVD and book on Yoga for Arthritis at an affordable price. Continue reading
Back hurting? Try yoga bridge pose for back pain relief. I get it – when your back hurts, exercising might be last thing on your mind. But your back pain could be caused by tight muscles! Slow stretching exercises like yoga may be just what you need. And the most recommended pose for relieving back pain is yoga bridge pose. Read on for the how-to’s in text and on video! Continue reading
Yoga can bring knee pain relief – and yoga can cause knee pain! If you have knee problems or tight hips, you need to proceed cautiously. Never, ever force into a yoga pose. I’m an expert on this 😉 – as I practiced Pigeon Pose too enthusiastically for many months after I joined a yoga studio. I ignored the sensations in my knee. There’s nothing to stretch in the knee joint – so back out of any pose that causes strain or pain in the knee.
As for me, I ended up visiting the sports chiropractor for several months, while having to skip yoga. Take care of your knees by following the proper alignment tips in Esther Ekart’s video. Practice hip stretches with caution – if you hold tension in your hips (as I do), it can be difficult to release the tension – and your knees will bear the brunt. Hip stretches are extremely important to relieve knee pain, but you must go slowly and consciously release the hip tightness. Continue reading
Have you tried yoga twist poses for yoga relief? So many yoga poses incorporate a spinal twist. And why not? These poses are healthy for so many reasons! Read on to learn the top 5 benefits of spinal twist poses. And, experience relief right away by trying the yoga twists on the included videos! Continue reading
Just for fun and inspiration: Yoga as art! A reader submitted this 6-minute video by Yoga in New York Project which shows lithe bodies, dramatic poses, and gorgeous photography in some surprising spots in New York City. Enjoy the relaxing music and beautiful imagery in this artistic creation. Continue reading
Looking for ways to stay young? Look no further than yoga! Meet Tao Porchon-Lynch, a 93-year-old woman who has just been named the world’s oldest yoga teacher. Check out the great shape she’s in! I have a story and video of this charming lady, plus a video of 3 yoga poses to stay young! Read on and learn how to win the war on aging with yoga. Continue reading
Stressed? Yoga for relaxation can help. Here’s a wonderful 1/2 hour yoga practice on video to destress and relieve tension. You’ll enjoy the peaceful location and gentle flute music on this free yoga video. Why practice yoga for relaxation instead of zoning out? Read on…
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I’ve had several requests recently for office yoga and easy chair yoga exercises. These are simple stretches to do almost anywhere – even when you’re confined to a small cubicle! I made you a handy graphic to pin to your Pinterest board to remind you of the poses, and it will link back to this post if you need a refresher. Plus, I found a wonderful office yoga video for you! So relax, refresh, relieve stress and tension now with office yoga! Continue reading